In the educational context, a teacher is also an action researcher too who questions each and every thing around her and seeks answers by investigating. This process does not only prove helpful to the teacher but it aids the teaching/learning process by benefitting the learners, ultimately leading to the collective upliftment of the educational society at large.
Treading onto the path of discovery and enlightenment, two teachers from Badri High School travelled to Islamabad to present their researches in front of educational community nationally and internationally.
The International Conference of Early Childhood Development was held at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad on the 25th and 26th of September where two research scholars from Badri High School shared their researches and recommendations. The Conference hosted researchers from around the world for sharing their best research based practices with each other.
On the 25th of September, Ms Zenab Mohammad, Head of Computer Assisted Language Learning Department shared her research on the impact of computer assisted language learning on the teaching and learning of English as a second language in the policy makers enclosure. The audience consisted of dignitaries such as Dr Carol Aubrey, research expert from San Fransisco, Ms Naheed Wasi, founder of IECED and wife of Senator Mr Taj Haider, Mr Jawed Iqbal, a renowned motivational speaker from Lahore and many other directors of organizations. The research focuses on the impact of using Literacy Planet for teaching English Language specifically in Early Years.
The next day, 26th of September, Ms Rashida Mohammad, the in-charge of the outdoor play activities at BHS, presented her research on the significance of outdoor classroom in early years in the EY practitioners’ enclosure where the audience was enthralled by the impact of outdoor activities on the holistic development of children in the pre-primary section of Badri High School. The distinguished audience in the room included Dr. Ghazala Rauf, Research supervisor of Allama Iqbal Open University, Ms Shafia Rafeeq, contemporary researcher and teacher`s trainer of the capital along with many others interested in the field.
The teachers were presented with certificates for presenting their researches at the end of the conference in a closing ceremony presided by the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi.
These research based teaching techniques are used in Badri High School for teaching learners. It ensures that the learning objectives are achieved and enabling environments are created. Hence, it proves that teachers are life-long learners.